11th generation Rocket Lake-S desktop game processors are officially introduced.
Intel introduced the expected 11th generation Rocket Lake-S desktop game processors.
While game-oriented processors are optimized for high clock rates and performance, it comes with 19 different models starting from the i5-11400T up to the i9-11900K.
The new 14nm Intel Cypress Cove-based processors are claimed to have an increase of up to 19 percent in the number of commands per clock cycle (IPC). Let us remind you that AMD gave the same number for IPC to rise from generation to generation between Zen 2 and Zen 3 architectures. Meanwhile, we see that Intel can only fit 8 cores on its flagship Core i9-11900K. This compromise in core count may look bad compared to the 12-core AMD Ryzen 9 5900X or the last generation 10-core i9-10900K. On the other hand, Intel promises major productivity improvements that will keep Rocket Lake-S processors competitive, especially in games.
The UHD graphics processor in the processors will also offer 50 percent better performance than the last generation. Additionally, support for Intel Deep Learning and Vector Neural Network Guidelines is included to speed up artificial intelligence (AI) operations. In addition, advanced overclocking tools and features are provided for flexible overclocking and tuning performance and experience.
Intel is introducing a new Z590 chipset with new processors. The motherboards built on the Z590 will offer 20 PCI Express 4.0 lanes, USB 3.2 Gen 2 × 2 20 Gbps ports, Thunderbolt 4, and an improved Direct Memory Interface. Although the new motherboards also support 10th generation processors, PCIe 4.0 support will not be available on these processors. Rocket Lake-processors are incompatible with H410 or B460 cards, while compatibility with the Z490 is uncertain. In this sense, a new Z590 motherboard seems most logical for new generation processors.
Rocket Lake-S processors will take their place on the market on March 30. Core i9-11900K offers 8 cores and 16 threads. The processor’s single core Thermal Velocity clock speed is given as 5.3 GHz, while the clock speed is 4.8 GHz with the increase in all cores. The price will be 539 dollars. The slightly more affordable i7-11700K costs $ 399 and the i5-11600K costs $ 262.